The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2019 have been announced, offering at least the hope of induction for Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks and over a dozen other artists. Sadly, this also ensures another year of bitter disappointment for fans of many other major acts – including the 14 most glaringly snubbed artists listed below.

Classic rock acts such as Yes, the Moody Blues and the Cars got their long-overdue nods last year, but fellow long-running bands such as the Scorpions and the Doobie Brothers are still waiting to be allowed into rock's Cooperstown. While strong cases can be made for dozens of acts, in the Rock Hall of Fame snubs gallery below we've focused on the artists who've had the strongest influence on future generations of musicians.

(We'd also like to take this chance to remind you that the only Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that really matters can be found within your record collection, in the desk drawer where you keep all your ticket stubs, and in that closet full of "totally worn out but I'm never throwing it away" concert T-shirts. In other words, don't get too upset over which artists one self-appointed group of curators declare to be worthy or not worthy of their praise.)

 

Further Reading:
20 Women Who Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Should These 10 Solo Superstars Be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Meet This Year's Most Likely (But Probably Doomed) New Rock Hall of Fame Candidates
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony: Our Favorite Moments
Dee Snider Says Twisted Sister Shouldn't Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame